What to do If I Miss a Mortgage Payment?

Mortgage Advice in Hull

Any homeowner would never want to miss mortgage payments, however, unexpected events like an illness or family emergency can happen which could lead to financial difficulties. In particular, those with low income and minimal savings.

If you have no insurance policies in place that could cover your mortgage payments should unexpected events occur, this can make the situation challenging.

In this article, we felt we should answer the following questions: what should you do if you are in this situation and think you will miss mortgage payments, and how can you improve your credit score afterwards?

Notify your lender immediately

In the case where you feel you’re going to miss an upcoming payment on your mortgage, you need to inform your lender immediately. When you have missed a payment, this will show up on your credit record, which will affect your ability to remortgage when your old mortgage is coming to its end.

There might be an alternative available to help you avoid missing a payment, however, this depends on your lender’s criteria and situation. Lenders will provide support and guidance to borrowers who are going through a challenging time.

You should not feel embarrassed by your situation. This is a circumstance other people have been through, some struggling more than others. You won’t be the first person or the last person who has contacted them being in this situation.

What happens when I miss a payment?

It’s important to know that it isn’t the end of the world, however, this may negatively affect your credit rating. This does some down how quickly the situation is resolved and how well you communicate with your lender.

Your lender will inform the credit referencing agencies if you fail to pay your mortgage as this will negatively impact your credit score. As mentioned, lenders will generally have a set period after the payment due date. This will differ depending on the lender.

Struggling to manage multiple mortgage payments can result in defaulting on the loan agreement, meaning that your lender could take repossession action. Lender’s last resort would be repossession and eviction, they will generally negotiate with you and help make a repayment agreement.

The Importance of Taking Out Protection Insurance 

Here at Hullmoneyman, our Mortgage Protection Advisors in Hull will recommend taking out the relevant insurance to protect you and your family from financial burden during unexpected health issues.

Depending on the protection insurance you take out, these will help pay for your mortgage and bills if you are off work sick or critically ill.

Please get in touch to speak to one of our Specialists Mortgage and Protection Advisors in Hull if you are looking for support and guidance. They will be able to find out which insurance will be the best for you.

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